The grounds shuddered. The air hummed along with urgency.
Something was happening.
Its kin at rest, a lone creature emerged from its dwelling, peering out toward the meeting line of void and land.
The hum grew violent as the void tore open with a flash. From the tear, a being of another kind tumbled into the creature’s world. Grounds shaking beneath them, the being heaved upright and cried out as it lunged toward the closing tear, but the hum stopped, the lands stilled.
The visitor remained.
It discovered its onlooker and both understood, the visitor was there to stay.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
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